“A highly entertaining reflection on the cost of living out your fantasy” – Slipping by John Toomey

“I feel compelled to call this book the Irish answer to JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. The protagonist of Slipping may not be a teenage Holden Caulfield but he’s still going through a crisis — and a mid-life one at that, which can be just as unpleasant as the hormone-induced manic ravings of Salinger’s hero…” – Lucille Turner reviews Slipping by John Toomey

Posted at 9:00 am on March 24, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

“It was a time of tumult and foreboding” – The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

Kate Summerscale’s latest exploration of Victorian crime (her previous books, Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace and, particularly, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, made her name) concerns a young boy called Robert Coombes who early in July 1895 took a knife to his mother and killed her…

Posted at 9:00 am on March 23, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading


Coming soon on Bookmunch

The Fatal Tree by Jake Arnott

Vicious Circle by CJ Box

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Everywoman by Jess Phillips

Sticks Angelica by Michael Deforge

Slipping by John Toomey

The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

The Evening Road by Laird Hunt